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Hi and Question (new BMW R 1200 RT owner)

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  • Hi and Question (new BMW R 1200 RT owner)

    Hi everyone,
    As the title says, I am a new owner of a used BMW R 1200 RT. I have picked it up from the previous owner in the end of August.
    It has got 7.7K miles on it, and is in pretty good condition, so I can say I got a great deal for it.
    I registered here as this is first bike I own, before I used to drive scooters and BMW maxi scooter. Now, decided to upgrade my ride and bought this R1200RT. I can say, that I am happy with what I've got. Yet, as this is not a brand-new bike, there are certain things that need to be taken care of. There is a crack on 1 headlight that pisses me off (I will try attaching the pic, hopefully it will go through). And I plan on doing something about the seat by spring, it will be either a new seat, or a seat cover, or I will have the one I've got wrapped with a new material...

    As for the headlight, do you folks think it is a good idea to try put a set of sealed LED lights? Won't they throw errors or something?
    Maybe there are some good options y'all can recommend from the experience?
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    You know, I can live with the crack, as well as one can live without a bike if they have a car or truck, you know. But as long as I know the crack is there it pisses me off haha
    I will see if that's possible to replace the plastic lens only and what will be the price. If it's reasonable, I can swap bulbs to LEDs and get a plastic lens replaced.
    I was looking at Daymakers to replace my lights with, but I saw prices between $1200 and $1400 which is kinda too much for me (at least for now).
    I looked up alternatives of the daymakers, and these round lights by the new-to-me brand Hogworks seemed a good option: (the price is $220, not $1K+).
    I tried looking up reviews of these lights and do not seem to find anyone commenting on the way they work on the bikes...
    I just want to make sure my electrical system will not go mad when I get LEDs in haha